Musician and Composer
As a musician:
Lisa Ferraro has been singing since the age of three. As a child, she heard vibrations emanating from flowers and trees, symphonies ringing from the garden, and she sang constantly to express what she heard. She grew up singing in churches, where she was known as “the little redhead that could sing.”
Lisa debuted original music with Marvin Hamlisch at Heinz Hall. She was selected in 2009 as one of Pittsburgh’s Fifty Finest by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of America. Lisa has performed and recorded nationally and internationally with big band jazz ensembles, rock and soul bands, and the duo with Erika Luckett. She is a highly sought Music Director for spiritual/New Thought conferences across the US and Canada as well as the 2009 Parliament of the Worlds Religions in Melbourne, Australia.
Lisa has a distinct vocal style which is soulful, powerful and warm, with a vocal range that extends over four and a half octaves.
In performance, she tries to connect with the audience individually and personally. “We co-create my performances,” she says, “so that no two are exactly alike.” Public Events Coordinator Pat Erdelsky, of the Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, Museum of Art, agrees:
“Once you hear Lisa, you’re hooked on jazz. Her pure tones keep bringing you back. Whether performing for an intimate gathering or a sold out concert, Lisa Ferraro makes you feel as if she is singing just to you.
One producer describes the audience’s experience:
“From the moment Lisa takes the stage, you notice her countenance, it’s her presence because it’s truly rare. You just know something really different and really great is about to happen. It’s sort of awe-inspiring in a way. The warmth of her radiant smile, along with a rich sense of humor and a contagious laugh keeps audiences hanging on every word of a story between songs.
Lisa has released 10 albums since 1988.
Lisa founded SoulCall, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of foster children and at-risk youth. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Child Psychology from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Lisa is currently the Music Director for the Columbus Center for Spiritual Living and a Managing Director for The Circle of Love Gatherings.
As a composer, Lisa Ferraro has written music for:
- Polygram Films
- Major League Baseball (More Than A Man, for Roberto Clemente) The Roberto Clemente Foundation
- PBS (The Other Side of the River)
- ABC TV (Wife Swap)
Working with executives and individuals in every sector Lisa uses her vast work experience, keen insight, rich sense of humor and intuitive abilities to co-create Life Transforming experiences which are healthy, lasting and effective. Read more.
Lisa laughs frequently and is particularly fond of pasta with tomato cream sauce.